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Evangeline crushes on Evangelista's style

Evangeline Lilly likes to dress with a “cool hint of androgyny”.

The 35-year-old actress may have access to some of the best stylists in the world thanks to her career, but she still looks up to those with natural fashion flair. For her, supermodel Linda epitomises the cool factor.

“I’ve always thought she’s amazing – feminine and sexy, but with that cool hint of androgyny. I try to channel that in my own wardrobe,” she explained to British magazine InStyle.

The Lost actress has been into clothes her whole life, but it wasn’t always easy to get her hands on the latest looks. That didn’t stop her trying to make the best of what she had though.

“We didn’t have a lot of money growing up, which has given me perspective on buying expensive clothes. I don’t care what the label is, I just care that it expresses my style,” she said.

“As a teenager, my siblings and I only got new clothes twice a year – on birthdays and just before school started. At 16, I was so desperate for something new to wear that I went to our Halloween costume box and put on a skirt we’d used for a gypsy outfit!”

This stood Evangeline in good stead when it came to getting ready for her first proper red carpet outing. It was to mark the premiere of TV show Lost in 2004, but she didn’t enlist the help of an expert when it came to getting ready.

“For the first Lost screening, I went to the mall in Honolulu and bought a green, flowy dress from BCBGMAXAZRIA. I never imagined I would ever have a stylist, I just thought, ‘How exciting, an excuse to buy a fancy dress!’ To this day, I think it’s one of the nicest red carpet dresses I’ve ever worn,” she said.

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